Academic Spotlights

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  • Academic Milestone: Seventh Graders Make the Leap with To Kill A Mockingbird

    “Students are all on a path from concrete to abstract thinking, and my job is to get students further down that path,” explains English teacher Kirsten Small. Every student makes the leap, she says, and it usually takes place during her class’s study of Harper Lee’s classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Learn about why this important book resonates with Shipley's seventh graders and what they learn from it.
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  • Students in Sunny Greenberg’s senior English elective explore complex 21st century topics through research, then give a TED-inspired presentation to peers and teachers. Here,  two seniors discuss the 2016 Presidential Election.

    Non-Traditional Assessments: Inspiring a Spectrum of Understanding

    Traditional exams and testing have climbed the ranks of what’s trending in education. Across all disciplines and grade levels, Shipley teachers are exploring new and more effective methods of assessment to broaden the spectrum of their students’ understanding of the material being taught in the classroom. Learn more about how Shipley students are making the grade beyond testing and learning more in the process.
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Learn how Shipley helps students develop the critical skills of confidence, creativity, and the ability to collaborate and communicate as integral parts of our demanding curriculum.

Upper Campus Transformation

News & Profiles

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  • Meeting of the Minds: Positive Education

    Shipley is the first school in the country to adopt a school-wide approach to Positive Education, which aims to strengthen academic and personal achievement through wellbeing using evidence-based techniques. What is wellbeing? Can you teach it? How do you incorporate a successful Positive Education practice in schools? Should you? Our panel explores these questions and more.
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  • Why I Teach: Heather Riley

    Growing up in a Latino neighborhood exposed Heather to the Spanish language early in life. She later went on to study the language formally at the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.
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  • Bragging Rights: Shipley's College Counseling, Proud of Our Process

    The college admissions process remains a hot topic for high school students and parents. Increasing levels of selectivity at colleges and universities across the country have added to the fervor. Frequently, college counselors are on the front line—advising students and parents about academic choices, service interests, and other activities in pursuit of the “best” college admission outcome. But amidst this cluttered and sometimes confusing landscape, Janet Kobosky, Director of College Counseling, has reason for hope.
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  • Ali Lambert Voron '96: Expert in the Field of Overcoming Adversity

    Ali Lambert Voron '96 knows about overcoming adversity. A voiceover actress, motivational speaker, and blogger, Voron also happens to have alopecia universalis and has suffered from ulcerative colitis. She shares her experience overcoming health challenges to help others struggling with chronic conditions in her work as a coping expert. 
     
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  • The Nkala Family Shipley Story: More than Just a Color

    Shipley Coach and PE teacher Bruce Nkala and his wife were initially drawn to Shipley because of the baby clue color worn by the School’s sports teams – the color of their home country Botswana’s flag. But the Shipley community, small class sizes, and individual approach to each student have solidified their affinity for the School. Read the Nkala family’s Shipley story.
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The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.